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BN Red Carpet Fab: Florence Ita-Giwa’s Red Ball for Bakassi Charity



Florence Ita Giwa

Yesterday, BN brought you exclusive photos of Nollywood stars strutting the runway at Florence Ita Giwa‘s Foundation for Children of Bakassi Charity event tagged The Red Ball on Sunday 23rd September 2012 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Now, it’s time for all the red carpet photos. In line with the theme “The Red Ball”, some of the attendees came in their stylish red hot ensembles including Nollywood star, Rita Dominic, who arrived in a sequined darker shade of red frock with a plunging neckline. She accessorized her look with blue earrings and clutch bag and a Diana Ross look-alike hair do. Other must see looks of the night include veteran actress, Joke Silva in a purple Indian inspired outfit, Funke Akindele-Oloyede in a black LBD, which showed off her silhouette shutting down rumors that the Jenifa star is expecting her first child as well as Tinsel star, Iretiola Doyle in a pink floor length gown with silver sequins.

For the gents, superstar comedians, Ali Baba and Basketmouth and music stars, Timi Dakolo and 2Face Idibia are the ones to look out for, showing up in fitted dapper suits.  Check out all the photos exclusively on BN!

 BN Red Carpet Fab: Florence Ita Giwa’s Foundation for Children of Bakassi’s Charity – The Red Ball

Joke Silva

Victor Olaotan

Funke Akindele-Oloyede

Sammie Okposo

Shan George

Ejike Asiegbu

Rita Dominic

Emeka Enyiocha

Vivian Oputa

Most of the stars decided not to grace the red carpet but BN was able to get inside photos of them.

Osita Iheme

Tiwa Savage

Timi Dakolo

Uti Nwachukwu

2Face Idibia



Iretiola Doyle & Olisa Adibua

Ali Baba

Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey

Segun Arinze & Annie Macaulay-Idibia

Gbenro Ajibade & Victor Olaotan

(L-R) Alex Ekubo, Uti Nwachukwu, Annie Macaulay-Idibia, Iyanya & Gbenro Ajibade

(L-R) Monalisa Chinda, Genvieve Nnaji, Rita Dominic, Florence Ita Giwa, Joke Silva, Annie Macaulay-Idibia, Shan George & Funke Akindele-Oloyede

To view photos of the Nollywood stars on the runway, click here – BN Exclusive: WOW You Look Red HOT! Shan George, Rita Dominic, Joke Silva, Genevieve Nnaji, Monalisa Chinda, Annie Macaulay-Idibia & Funke Akindele-Oloyede strut the Runway at Florence Ita-Giwa’s Red Ball for Bakassi Charity Event


  1. Me

    September 26, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    I love Tiwa’s dress. Heard her performance was amazing

    • doyin

      September 27, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      Abegi wat is with UTI and ALEX in every event………..are they that jobless pls BN do something about it……….their face is becoming tirin

  2. zionbabe says...

    September 26, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Tnk God iyanya is properly dressed’ lolzzz

  3. versence

    September 26, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Am so getting tired of Genevieve Nnaji! Your not a runway model< deal with it!

    • Amazeballs!

      September 26, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      Neither are any other of the Nollywood stars on the runway!!! it is a concept, you too deal with it, schewzzz!!!!

    • Nene

      September 26, 2012 at 4:43 pm

      Biko stop hating and have a seat! All the other people on the runway, are they runway models? btw, its “You’re” not “Your”

    • Janet

      September 26, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      Nene Biko 5 claps for you my sister. All these Genevieve haters need to just gerrout! Is it because she is a natural beauty that people will be talking rubbish about she is not a runway model, fact is Genny always has an always will be number 1, don’t you see that she was given the best dress out of everyone to wear??? Biko just chill on all your negative talk, Genny is the hottest around point blank period!

    • Annie

      September 26, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      lol but versence i see none of them on the runway.I think u shld have said this on the last post eve tho i agree with u

    • HRH

      September 26, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      Versence love she has to deal with it o ehehehehN.The B reader screamn hater if versence was hatin BN wouldnt have posted her comment but BN knew it was her opinion so respect that!

    • Me

      September 26, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      Not hating but I think Versence has a point. I’ve noticed Genevieve tries too hard to pull of a run way model “thingy”

    • feyi A

      September 27, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      genevieve is such a beautiful successful elegant woman with mouthwatering deals and ogbomga talent. the rest talk una they talk no get weight.

    • hadizaa

      September 28, 2012 at 11:29 am

      gan slp jor. hater mtsheeeeeeeeew.

    • didi

      September 28, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      please shut up…did she tell u she is a runway model? or do u see her trying to be one? she only honoured an event that she was called for so pls close dat hole in ur face….thank you

  4. Duni

    September 26, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Hot mess! The only outfit that stood out was the lady with the black pants.

  5. Annie

    September 26, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Hmm classy event.I swear shan george will never get old!! she is so gorgeous.Hmm rita babe i see u if only u had just a lil curves all d same d dress is FIYAH!!

  6. Chattyzee

    September 26, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I think the guests looked lovely for the most part, nice event…

  7. Nene

    September 26, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Cougar alert! Old mama youngies let loose!
    Btw, Funke is definitely pregnanr. What kind of ugly and shapeless dress is that?
    Olisa Adibua and this his red vest (aka Waist coat) e never tire you?
    The onye ocha in the last picture looks lost!

  8. Lue

    September 26, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    most of them look good. dont understand some of the outfits sha but thats to be expected

  9. Ifeanyi

    September 26, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Emmy enyiocha – rangers avenue B-)

  10. X factor

    September 26, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Kudos Iyanya…..Now this looks good

  11. bbb

    September 26, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    uti and alex here again …sigh*** wish we could comment each photo sigh…some outfits horrible ….

  12. Nnenna

    September 26, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Rita Dominic should note that dresses like that are for ladies with no busts. Fashion police will even stress that. What she has exposed is not flattering at all. Less is always more!

  13. HRH

    September 26, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Rita looks amazeballs.CLASS!!

    • feyi A

      September 27, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      she does ojare nobody reach her not even OMOTOLA JALADE. eh eh shebi na 18th october the meeting de show cinema?? as in the movie your girl rita and that her beautiful supermagnificent manager wey know every (click my weblink follow her now abeg) produce na october 18 or 17 again?? i don mark my calendar teh teh!!!! 😉

    • HRH

      September 28, 2012 at 1:37 am

      lol feyi u better calm down abeg.You mean mildread okwo so wat concerns u concerns rita nd her manager? Where is ur weblink biko lemme click on it so wat if her movie meetin is comn out if u want to go u go nd if u dnt ur 1 ticket wouldnt stop d movie frm becomin a success.

    • feyi A

      September 28, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      lmao!!!! try harder!!!! lmao!!!!

  14. chi chi

    September 26, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Emeka Enyiocha, No words. Rita Dominic, I want your skin girl! Gbenro Ajibade, always looking so manly (yum yum). that’s all i got.

  15. nems

    September 26, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Iretiola Doyle and Ita Giwa looks gorgeous in their dresses, the rest…..

  16. tinam

    September 26, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Who is that lady that is dressed like she is going to perform at a Carnival?

  17. Omo Gbelepawo

    September 26, 2012 at 9:14 pm

  18. Omo Gbelepawo

    September 26, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    90% of the people here are overdone and over the top. Tiwa Savage is my fave. Less is more people! SMH…

  19. Mz Socially Awkward....

    September 26, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Dear BN, I’m honestly not being cheeky but please note that if you title a post as “Red Carpet Fab”, I have raised expectations when I click with a hope of being presented with fabness.
    Otherwise, it’s just misleading.


    September 26, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Rita Dominic is so Gorgeous.Muah!

  21. Joe

    September 26, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Please what is princess latifat wearing? Isn’t she meant to be a fashion role model

  22. AMA

    September 26, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    @annie u must be blind because u obviously can’t see the curves on Rita! Yes she may not be voluptuously curvy but girl’s got curves and it’s cute and sexy and fits her body type

    • Annie

      September 26, 2012 at 11:59 pm

      Oh does that make me blind? am sorry o.Girl pls take several sits at mamabakassi’s ball

  23. Gogo

    September 26, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Rita Dominic looks fantastic! Haters go and hug transformer

  24. OmoOduduwa

    September 26, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Emeka Enyiocha..damn!!..been a while guess u been hunting down poachers in kalahari game reserve!!..see u still in work mode!!

  25. Dre

    September 26, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Rita my sweetheart

  26. Grace

    September 26, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Nice to see our Nollywood stars together

  27. Clown

    September 26, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Please is Rita Dominic aging backwards? She just looks really good! Wetin

  28. Doosh

    September 26, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    but why on earth is Shan George wearing glasses inside??

  29. mel

    September 27, 2012 at 12:02 am

    rita dominic wouldn’t have worn that dress, it makes her breast look saggy! what do u all think

    • emel

      September 28, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      @mel, my tot as well

  30. rew

    September 27, 2012 at 1:43 am

    rita dominic’s cleavage no make am!!Wetin be dat

  31. anon

    September 27, 2012 at 1:54 am

    So there are no others shoulder bags apart from this Chanel bags. Niga sure knows how to bastardize fashion.

  32. Yinda

    September 27, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Charities that the society wont see the benefits. Charities that people are still dying and starving in Nigeria, Charities that there are still no affordable educational plans. Charities that there are still thousands of people who can’t afford proper health care, but would rather self medicate on pills they know nothing about its dangerous side effects. Keep celebrating poverty and wretchedness. I wonder how she would defend and comment about the status of Nigeria in an international interview. After all, an individual is a product of his or her environment. I could care less on the best and the worst dressed…..

    • csrchic

      September 27, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      I totally agree with you.

  33. ...just saying

    September 27, 2012 at 7:15 am

    BN and overhype sha! The pictures were all over blogville so I don’t know what you mean by exclusive photos of the runway. I know you won’t post my comment but at least I’ve passed it across and you’ve read it. Shikena!!

  34. Zizi

    September 27, 2012 at 8:39 am

    @Mel, i dont agree with you. Rita Dominic looks a million box in that outfit. Head to Toe…..amazing. Best dressed Nominee for me.

  35. Onyinye

    September 27, 2012 at 8:42 am

    At the end of the day, haters wil still be haters, pourig their criticism in their own miserable way… and our Stars will be getting richer by the day….I so much love them…

  36. duchess

    September 27, 2012 at 9:02 am

    we definitely need fashion police in naij mehn….what are they wearing? #itburns my eyes that is

    • bee

      September 28, 2012 at 6:40 am

      on point with that……it offends my eyes. there’s just toomuch material/cloth wasted, sweeping the floor (and there are people with no clothes o).

  37. kem

    September 27, 2012 at 9:14 am

    i just love annie simple baby face look, plus the dress suit her much………………………..BEAUTIFUL

  38. gbemisola

    September 27, 2012 at 9:31 am

    @mel<<<< I tink rita domin's breast is looking great in dat Dress sheis wearing,and every other people Are looking amazing.

  39. Tosan

    September 27, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Where did Emeka Enyiocha thin he was going? kmt… Ninja Turtle oshi

  40. titi

    September 27, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    good to see Tiwa has started dressx her age.she looked fab!

  41. Lolan

    September 27, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Rita Rita Rita oooooo baby Mmadum take this kisss muah breast looks great. Joke Silva looking fantabulous. Nice event

  42. Mujer casada

    September 27, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Okay, having looked through the pictures, the photographer is bad. He/She does not know how to feel the person being photographed. Everybody has an angle and everyone can look like themselves. I saw a lot of hither tither in these pictures. Photography is an art and not for everyone. Yes, the folks could have been super pretty but then everyone isnt, right? Still falls on the laps of the photographer.

  43. Lulu

    September 27, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Emeka Enyoicha…Warisdat??
    Rita D…Ur chest is bare, not flattering at all
    Tiwa…u are my best dressed!!
    All u people calling others haters, u’re just very inexperienced. Bcos someone sees sthing from a different light does not make them haters, most times its a fact, and that is exactly what these so called celebrities need to hear – the truth!

  44. versence

    September 27, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Rita Dominic looks really great! Or you want a robust boobs to make her sexy? please come off it

  45. Grace

    September 27, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    I like the way Rita dressed and look. She is appreciating & working with her NOW. She is looking very urbane to me after all when nature calls you must answer. As for them haters let them express themselves, as its their own opinion. Never forget that haters must hate bcos it is their calling and they also must answer…….GBAM!!

  46. eye

    September 27, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Rita Dominic, the lady that NEVER tries hard to be fierce. I can remember the day i saw her in my Church at VGC, I almost dropped dead! she looked like an angel in her white overall……WOW!!

  47. Drewon

    September 27, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Ok! I am not one to comment on what people wear as such, however Emeka Enyiocha are you for real!!! You must be kidding me.

  48. Maegan A. Whisnant

    September 27, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Rita and Mrs. Joke Silva look absolutely divine. Who is that chick that dressed like a Vegas show girl with all those feathers? smh

  49. titilope

    September 27, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    @Mel, u r so exact thoughts. not flattering at all

  50. tinyan

    September 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Annie Idibia and Tiwa both look lovely

  51. tinyan

    September 27, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Is Sammie Okposo’s wife preggie? I hope that is what is behind the weight gain!

  52. adelegirl

    September 27, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    The ratchetness… Apart from a handful of people who obviously didn’t get the memo that the dress code was “come in your best ratchet attire” the red carpet was a huge, blistering hot mess!

  53. Barez

    September 27, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Genny is lovely, Tiwa is Lovelier and Uti and Alex are just exhausting!

  54. tolu

    September 27, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    tiwa looks fab!

  55. barbie

    September 27, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Versence stop hating o.Genevieve always looks on point!

  56. Rashidat

    September 27, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Rita Dominic’s dress by Ejiro Amos Tafiri. Fabric from Designers’ Muse!

  57. mma

    September 28, 2012 at 12:27 am

    Looks fun!
    Check out this site.


    September 28, 2012 at 1:40 am

    There’s something about Rita’s look, she does look good but slightly different. Either it’s her make up n new hairdo or she did something to her face.
    Emeka enyiocha, dis ur SAMANKWE look get as e be.

  59. Boss

    September 28, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Olisa Should retire that waistcoat.

  60. didi

    September 28, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    @versence please shut up…did she tell u she is a runway model? or do u see her trying to be one? she only honoured an event that she was called for so pls close dat hole in ur face….thank you

  61. Zubby

    September 28, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I really like what is on display nice work people

  62. goldfinch

    September 28, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    i think annie macaulay is the best here, she looks absolutely amazing!!!

  63. beegee

    September 28, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    i think Rita Dominic looks the hawtest!!!

  64. The Kinkster

    September 28, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    No wonder I haven’t seen Emeka Enyiocha in any movies lately. He’s now a game park ranger

  65. Bella Naija Critic

    September 28, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    for a change, annie mac-idibia got it right, we thank thee, plus funke oloyede’s dress is flattering!! same Chanel purse ladies? talk about over flogging. nigerians r clowns! some of these outfits are ridiculous. but really some faces i am so so so sick of seeing @ every event. we need new stars. just saying…

  66. Stephanie Daley

    September 29, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Rita Dominic looks like she put on weight and that hair is all wrong!!

  67. keechi

    September 29, 2012 at 11:08 am

    3 things and I’m out. First of all, does my sweet Rita look like she gained a few or is she preggo (she’s still beautiful), Second, can someone please explain to me WTF Emeka Enyiocha is wearing?? Looking like a stuffed potato with that ridiculous belt, Fashio tip Emy: take the darn belt off ur stomach, tuck in the shirt and maybe, just maybe u could put that belt around ur waist..10x better than wat he has on even tho im not crazy bout the outfit in general. Thirdly, I dont even know who Vivian Oputa is but she gets my vote for best dressed..simple and elegant.
    Honorable mention goes to the lady with those hideous ruffles at the bottom of her dress…unless ur performing at the Calabar festival/parade or the Igbo Yam festival, u should not be dressed like that. Ok bye BN! Much love! xoxo

  68. Anon

    October 4, 2012 at 2:38 am

    This is NOT as bad as what we’ve seen on Bella. The fashion was manageable. Annie Idibia is a pretty lady, I love her natural look that she wears. Can somebody please find out if Gbenro Ajibade is single?

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